A photo diary from Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain. Palm trees in the Placa Reial.Barcelona, Spain. A famous 'modernisme' building, Casa Battlo.Barcelona, Spain. My Big Papa burger meal at Picnic restaurant.Barcelona, Spain. The entrance to Park Guell.Barcelona, Spain. A cable car tower (Torre Jaume I) at the port.Barcelona, Spain. A famous 'modernisme' building, Casa Mia aka La Pedrera.Barcelona, Spain. Yachts in the port.Barcelona, Spain. The famous La Sardana dance, performed outside the cathedral.Barcelona, Spain. An old bridge crossing a narrow street in the Barri Gotic.Barcelona, Spain. Me in Park Guell looking out at the Barcelona skyline.Barcelona, Spain. Classical musicians performing in Park Guell.Barcelona, Spain. Inside Gaudi's famous Sagrada Familia.

1. Palm trees in the Plaça Reial

2. The ‘modernisme’ Casa Battló

3. Big Papa burger at Picnic

4. The entrance to Parc Güell

5. Torre Jaume I

6. Casa Milà a.k.a La Pedrera

7. Yachts moored up in the harbour

8. Traditional La Sardana dancing

9. The winding streets of the Barri Gòtic

10. Gazing at the skyline from Parc Güell

11. Live music in Parc Güell

12. Inside Gaudí’s famous Sagrada Família

If you’ve been to Barcelona – as it seems 99% of Europeans have – I don’t need to tell you it has it all: beaches, shopping, culture, good (cheap!) food, and history. (Plus the flight time from the UK is only around 2-hours and the city itself is mostly easy to navigate.)

On our first trip, we gawped at the cavernous and spectacular work-in-progress, Sagrada Família, got lost in Parc Güell and the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter), took a midnight stroll down the beach, and of course I managed a sneaky visit to the shops, including the MANGO Outlet.

All that plus Chris suffered a huge allergic reaction so we managed to squeeze in the experience of travelling to A&E in an ambulance – an adventure that I admittedly didn’t appreciate at the time. (I have to say the emergency services were great.)

Barcelona – London, Paris, NYC and Dublin have made a little bit of room in my heart for you. See you again soon ;)

Thanks so much to MANGO for the most amazing of prizes!

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  • http://www.chiaweb.it chiaweb

    I hope Chris is better now, it’s not a nice experience not feeling well when you’re not at home :(
    I’m sure Barcelona helped to feel better :)

  • Andrea

    The photo’s are great :) Hope Chris is okay. It must have been hard for you to see him so ill :( Love to you both xxxx

  • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel

    Ahh the memories of my last Mediterranean holiday – at least I’m hitting Northern France next month to catch some sun in Cancal!

  • http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/ Rachel-Notes from my closet

    I have never been but it is on my list of need to visit places :) looks like you had gorgeous weather too :)

    Love, Rachel

  • Arturo Kaden

    I wish to make a travel at Barcelona and visit these beautiful places which photographs are shown in this article. These are the nice and amazing building structure which have touched my heart. Thanks for this nice post.

  • http://www.skinandblisterblog.com Anna

    Poor Chris!! Hope he’s OK now… not the sort of thing you want to happen ever but especially on such a short trip!!

    I thought Barcelona was quite ugly to be honest… there was just something about it I didn’t like very much. Is that awful to say? Probably

    The food was some of the best I’ve ever had though so it redeemed itself!

  • Claire

    Hope Chris is feeling better who. X

  • http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com Kate {Something Fabulous}

    I absolutely love these shots! Barcelona is an amazing city, hope you had a wonderful time. x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  • http://www.afrenchinlosangeles.com/ Constance

    These pictures are so gorgeous and colorful!!


  • http://www.jayneskitschen.co.uk/blog Jayne

    Fab photos Becky, I’ve not been to Barcelona yet, but it sure looks fab! We must go soon, I really want to see the Gaudi buildings.

  • http://www.fashiondotty.com Sarah

    I love Barcelona, and these photos are the perfect representation of its colour and vibrancy. I hope Chris is feeling better, but hey – it was a different experience!

  • http://www.ellecroft.com Elle Croft

    When I went to Barcelona I really didn’t like it and I just couldn’t see what all of the fuss was about. I think it must have been the timing and the fact that we’d been travelling for months, but these pics inspire me to go again and try to see it the way everyone else does, because this looks incredible! Glad you had a good time!

  • http://www.acidbrights.com Emma

    I went to Barcelona last month, it’s so beautiful there! Your pictures are gorgeous xxx

  • http://therunwayoflife.blogspot.mx Fernanda Mddr


  • http://www.silverandlemon.com Emi

    WOW!!! I’ve never been to Barcelona but I definitely have to to add it to my list of places to travel to in the future. Very lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing them!

    <3 Emi


  • http://www.freshfizzle.com tania

    amazing photos. what an eye you’ve got! <3